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SGL Carbon delivers glass fibre textiles to Airbus

Nov '19
SGL Carbon delivers glass fibre textiles to Airbus
SGL Carbon has delivered two special glass fibre textiles, so-called noncrimped fabrics, to Airbus Helicopters for the new version of helicopter model H145 from. These materials are being used in the new, especially efficient five-blade rotor. Developed in close collaboration with Airbus Helicopters, the material has qualified for the application.

With their unidirectional fibre orientation, the fabrics are extremely resistant, providing optimal support for the new geometry of the especially long H145 rotor blades. The fabrics are manufactured at the SGL Carbon site in Willich near Düsseldorf in a multi-stage process and delivered to Airbus Helicopters in Paris.

“The order emphasises our growing presence in the aerospace business. With the fabrics for Airbus Helicopters, we have realised, qualified, and started serial production for a material concept for primary structural components for the first time,” underscores Dr. Andreas Erber, head of the Aerospace segment in the business unit Composites – Fibres and Materials at SGL Carbon.

The current deliveries are part of a framework contract with Airbus Helicopters, intended to gradually intensify collaboration. Besides the current development of materials for helicopter components, Airbus Helicopters and SGL Carbon have worked together in the area of component material processing for Airbus group aircraft doors for years. In addition, Airbus and SGL Carbon are jointly involved in various associations and research projects in the area of components.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SV)

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